About the Founder

Joan Lefkowitz Picture

Joan Lefkowitz, founder of ACCESSORY BRAINSTORMS and ACCESSORY RESOURCE GALLERY, started her business as a sales representative showroom for fashion accessory product lines in 1983. Along the way, with both companies thriving in the marketplace, she has become the recognized expert at turning unique new inventions in the Fashion/Beauty/Lifestyle categories, from unknown entities into highly recognized commercial success stories.

Frequently interviewed in the press, on TV, and on radio, she has given guest seminars on the subject of “How to get your Invention to Market” for Inventors Workshop International Education Foundation and the Los Angeles Patent Library, for the Yankee Invention Expo, Ohio Inventors Council, The Learning Annex, as well as New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology.

Joan Lefkowitz holds degrees from New York University and Brooklyn College.  She is a professional member of the United Inventors Association and is on the board of advisors for the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. In the area of personal development, she has done Outward Bound and The Landmark Forum. Both of which she recommends for anyone interested in taking on “what is possible in your life.”

faces through the decades accessories industry movers and shakers


Interviews with Joan Lefkowitz – Founder

Ideas Uploaded – Accessories Licensing Agent

Creativity Portal – A Creative Career